Healing. Comfort. Love. Support. Identity.
I wonder if too many of us are bowing to the wrong God as we seek wholeness. I wonder if too many of us are expecting the church to provide physical and spiritual blessings where God himself says he will.
Last week I was deeply impacted by a member of our church who had been caught in an internal struggle. She was grieving, hurt and even disappointed by the church. But in that place she had a powerful moment with God.
I felt abandoned when we really wanted to fellowship with our church family. Neither one of us expressed we needed you (our fault). So anyway, we let our anger build which fueled more abandoning feelings. I would cry at night singing that song “God I need you now”. I honestly think now that God wanted me to keep reaching out to Him to fill the void that I thought everyone else was creating.
I have no commentary for that. I have no words to add. I think we have all been there at some point but not all of us are open enough to hearing voice of God speak or feel his hand reaching out to fill our void.
So I guess that’s the question we have to ask ourselves. Who am I trying to fill my void with today?
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Mt. 11:28
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 2 Cor. 1:3
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Rev.22:13
Let him be your first and your last, your beginning and your end!